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Devils at Lightning: Betting Odds, How to Watch, Projected Lines, & More

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The New Jersey Devils (24-19-3) play their final game before the All-Star break against the Tampa Bay Lightning (26-18-5) at Amalie Arena.

The Devils dropped their last game on Thursday and are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. The Lightning, however, won their last two contests and are 8-2-0 in their last 10 games.

The last time the two clubs met was earlier this month when the Devils lost to the Lightning 4-3 in overtime.

Let’s dive deeper into the Devils’ tilt with the Lightning tonight.

How to Watch

Time: 07:00 PM      Watch/Stream: MSGSN2/MSG+      Listen: DEVILS HOCKEY NET

Projected Devils Lineup

Forwards

Timo Meier – Nico Hischier – Jesper Bratt

Tyler Toffoli – Dawson Mercer – Ondrej Palat

Curtis Lazar – Erik Haula – Nathan Bastian

Justin Dowling – Chris Tierny – Alexander Holtz

Defensemen

Luke Hughes – John Marino

Santeri Hatakka – Colin Miller

Kevin Bahl – Simon Nemec

Goaltenders

Vitek Vanecek

Nico Daws

Projected Lightning Lineup

Forwards

Steven Stamkos – Brayden Point – Nikita Kucherov

Brandon Hagel – Anthony Cirelli – Nick Paul

Michael Eyssimont – Tyler Motte – Conor Sheary

Mitchell Chaffee – Luke Glendening – Waltteri Merelä

Defensemen

Victor Hedman – Darren Raddysh

Calvin de Haan – Nicklaus Perbix

Emil Martinsen-Lilleberg – Maxwell Crozier

Goaltenders

Andrei VasilevskiyDe

Jonas Johansson

Last Game

The Devils couldn’t overcome yet another slow start against the Carolina Hurricanes in a 3-2 regulation loss. Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen, and Jordan Stall scored three consecutive goals through the first two periods of play for Carolina. Justin Dowling finally got the Devils on the board in the third period and Jesper Bratt cut the lead to one goal late. However, time expired before the Devils could mount a comeback. Nick Daws was pulled from the game after allowing three goals on 12 shots. Vitek Vanecek stopped all 11 shots he saw.

Player to Watch

Justin Dowling turned plenty of heads in his Devils debut scoring a goal and appeared to be one of New Jersey’s best forwards on Thursday. The 33-year-old forward marked his 99th career NHL game against the Hurricanes. Dowling became the 52nd player in team history who scored a goal in their Devils’ debut.

Devils vs. Lightning

According to the Devils’ PR, “The Devils and Tampa face-off for the second of three matchups this season, after Jersey suffered a 4-3 overtime loss at Amalie Arena on Jan. 11, 2024.

Next: Feb. 25, 1:00 P.M. E.T. | Prudential Center

Dawson Mercer, Jesper Bratt and Nathan Bastian all found the back of the net in the last outing against Tampa, while Vitek Vanecek earned the start in net.

ALL-TIME vs TBL

Record: 61-32-7-9
Home: 35-15-2-4
Road: 26-17-5-5

Since 1982-83…

• The most goals that the Devils earned in a single game vs Tampa was nine, which was logged on Mar. 23, 1993, after a 9-3 win at the Meadowlands.
• The most goals that the team allowed in a game vs Tampa was eight, which was recorded on Oct. 30, 2018, in an 8-3 loss at the Rock.
• The most shots that Jersey earned in a single game vs the Lightning is 45, which was recorded on Nov. 23, 2018, in a 7-3 win at Tampa.
• The most shots that the Devils allowed against the Bolts was 51, which was logged on Feb. 17, 2018, after a 4-3 win at Tampa.
• The last time that the Devils shut out Tampa was on Dec. 14, 2013, after a 3-0 win at the Rock (M. Brodeur, 33 saves).
• The last time Tampa shut out the Devils was on Feb. 26, 2016, in a 4-0 loss at the Rock (B. Bishop, 21 saves).”

UPCOMING DEVILS SCHEDULE

Feb. 6 Vs COL 7:30 P.M. E.T.
Feb. 8 Vs CGY 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Feb. 10 At CAR 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Feb. 12 Vs SEA 7:00 P.M. E.T.

Betting Odds

Odds

Devils vs. Lightning odds via FanDuel Sportsbook.

Favorite

Underdog

Total

Spread

Lightning (-160) Devils (+132) 6.5 Lightning (-1.5)

Prediction & Pick

According to Fanduel Sportsbook, all NHL win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Lightning win (58.5%)

Spread

  • The Devils are 1.5-goal underdogs against the Lightning. The Devils are -192 to cover the spread, and the Lightning are +158.

Over/Under

  • The over/under for Lightning-Devils on January 27 is 6.5. The over is -115, and the under is -105.

Moneyline

  • Looking at the moneyline for Devils-Lightning, New Jersey is the underdog at +132, and Tampa Bay is -160 playing at home.
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